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Why 2022 Is Your Year to Create a “Seasonless Wardrobe”

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Alabama chapter.

We’ve all been there. The dreaded times of the year where you take the clothes you love to wear and say an emotional “goodbye” until the next fashion season rolls around. Now I get it. I do this every year too, and as college students, I think we can all agree we have a lot of clothes. It’s so hard not to; who doesn’t love a little bit of therapeutic shopping? However, with this being my freshman year of college, and living in a glorified shoebox, I’ve had to learn how to make do with a closet that is just not fit for any self-proclaimed material girl. I think we can all agree no matter what year of college we’re in, we’re probably not getting that big luxurious closet of our dreams.

This year I decided I’ve had enough of spending money on clothes I love just for them to be out of style once that next season rolls around. So, after some time, a good closet cleanout, and a few (okay, maybe more than a few) trips to the mall, I curated myself a seasonless wardrobe, and let me tell you, it’s been the best decision of my 2022, and it will be yours too.

So, you’re probably wondering, what is a seasonless wardrobe?

A seasonless wardrobe is one that includes clothes that are easily transferable from season to season. Think of a capsule wardrobe but much more versatile and customizable. It allows you to be able to mix and match your clothing in an endless amount of ways. Through my journey building a seasonless wardrobe, I have discovered my own personal style, and I can’t remember the last time I wore an outfit twice. Sounds great right? Here’s how to do it.

Clean out that closet

The best first step is by doing a deep clean of the clothes you don’t need. Look through your clothes and accessories and decide what you wear the most, what you have never worn, and what you don’t need anymore. Then, take those clothes and donate or sell them. Plus, recycling old clothes is the best way to help stop fast fashion!

wear whatever colors make you happy

Instead of dressing in colors designated for a certain season, start by buying clothes in your favorite colors. Wearing colors that you love is scientifically proven to boost your mood. And if you haven’t heard, dopamine dressing is the new trend for 2022, so what better time to start than now?

Color doesn’t have to match certain seasons. I love color. I’m not a huge fan of wearing all neutrals, and you’ll never see me in an outfit without a touch of pink in it. So, when creating my wardrobe, I chose a color palette that works for me. The colors I mostly wear are light and hot pink, brown, white, black, and purples. I also have some pieces in other colors to make my wardrobe more versatile. But as long the color palette is consistent with the majority of your wardrobe, you can find pieces in any color for any season!

layers, layers, layers

Layering your clothes is the core of a seasonless wardrobe. The way a seasonless wardrobe works is by wearing most of your clothes at any time of the year.

For example, A warm-weather outfit could be a miniskirt, a tee-shirt/tank top, and a pair of sneakers. Switch this look to a cold-weather outfit by keeping those pieces the same but adding tights under the skirt, a turtleneck under the shirt, adding an extra coat, and if needed, switching sneakers out for boots.

sticking with the basics to follow more trends

Yes, you heard that right. By sticking to basic/timeless pieces that you know will be in style for years, you are actually allowing yourself to have the opportunity to try new trends. If you already have all of your necessary pieces, then getting clothes for the trends will just be able to enhance your wardrobe, rather than being a piece you rely on as a staple for your wardrobe. That way you can still partake in the fun trends, while not having to switch out most of your closet every time a new trend emerges.

While shopping for basics I would invest in a good pair of jeans, a little black dress, a trench/leather coat, neutral miniskirts, turtlenecks, and tank tops/tee-shirts in all the colors in your color palette.

Time to build your wardrobe

Now for the best part, some links to my favorite timeless pieces so you can easily build your perfect seasonless wardrobe!

Tanks and Tops

Happiness Runs Crop | Free People

The Classic Cropped Tee Beige (princesspolly.com)

Scarlett Seamless Deep Plunge Long Sleeve Tee | Garage (garageclothing.com)


BDG Autumn Turtleneck | Urban Outfitters

Basic Roll Neck Long Sleeve Top (cottonon.com)


Coral Pink Sweater – Mixed Knit Sweater – Square Neck Sweater Top – Lulus

Valetta Sweater Vest | Altar’d State (altardstate.com)


Girls Ultra High-Rise Light Wash Dad Jeans | Girls Bottoms | HollisterCo.com

AE Baggy Mom Jean

little black dresses

Marina Mini Dress Black (princesspolly.com)

Moulin Faux-Fur Detail Tube Dress – Adika

Shop the Bambi Ruched Mini Dress Black | Selfie Leslie

button down shirts

AE Oversized Oxford Button-Up Shirt

Kendall & Kylie Ivy Button Down Shirt | PacSun


Docie Black Leather Shacket | J.ING Jackets (jingus.com)

Cotton Trench Coat – Cream – Ladies | H&M US (hm.com)


MORE TO COME Rylie Mini Skirt in Champagne | REVOLVE

Fashionista High Waist Faux Suede Mini Skirt | Windsor (windsorstore.com)

Ellery Mini Skirt Black | White Fox Boutique USA

Gabriella is a National Writer for Her Campus where she covers mainly style and fashion. She attends The University of Alabama and is a current junior majoring in Fashion Retailing and minoring in Creative Writing. She is involved with her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta and is a member of Alabama’s Not On My Campus and the Student Fashion Association. While originally from Pennsylvania she competes in pageants in her home state and currently holds the titles of Miss Coal Region Volunteer and Miss Pennsylvania POA. She loves to travel and got the opportunity to live in Greece last summer. She is a majorette and spends her free time doing pilates and playing for her sorority’s intramural volleyball team. After college she plans to follow her dream of moving to NYC to start her own fashion brand and become a published romance author.